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Icelandair Group hf.: Traffic data October 2021

·3-min read

The total number of Icelandair‘s passengers and capacity increased significantly in October 2021 compared to October 2020 with total capacity increasing to 65% and passenger numbers to 56% of pre-covid levels. Year-to-date, Icelandair passengers have reached 1.1 million in 2021.

The total number of passengers on international and domestic flights was around 206,000 compared to around 14,000 in October 2020 and 365,000 in October 2019. Thereof, the total number of passengers on international flights was around 181,000 compared to around 7,500 in October 2020. The number of passengers to Iceland was around 105,000 and from Iceland around 33,000. Via passengers were around 43,000. On time performance was 84%.

The load factor on international flights was 69% compared to 36% in October 2020 and 85% in October 2019. The load factor on flights to and from European destinations was 78% in October. Lower load factor on flights to and from North America is mainly caused by US border restrictions on European travelers. Today, November 8th, US authorities opened their borders to vaccinated European travelers. This has positively impacted bookings for the months ahead.

The number of passengers on domestic flights was just over 25,000 compared to nearly 7,000 in October 2020 and 24,000 in October 2019. The domestic network has recovered to pre-covid numbers and year-to-date, the number of domestic passengers has increased by 70% compared to 2020.

Sold block hours in charter flights increased by 98% compared to October 2020. Freight measured in Freight Tonne Kilometres increased by 29% compared to October 2020 and has increased by 24% year-on-year during the first ten months of 2021.

PASSENGER FLIGHTS TOTAL

OCT 21

OCT 20

CHG (%)

YTD 21

YTD 20

CHG (%)

Number of Passengers

205,957

14,253

1,345%

1,122,775

853,315

32%

Load Factor

69.0%

37.1%

31.9 ppt

63.7%

68.5%

-4.8 ppt

Available Seat KM (ASK´000,000)

796.0

51

1,452%

4,648

3,053

52%

Revenue Passenger KM (RPK´000,000)

549.2

19

2,789%

2,959

2,091

42%

INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS

OCT 21

OCT 20

CHG (%)

YTD 21

YTD 20

CHG (%)

To market (passengers)

104,770

3,072

3,310%

546,816

435,773

25%

From market (passengers)

32,979

4,327

662%

140,030

146,309

-4%

Via market (passengers)

42,960

105

40,814%

248,578

161,087

54%

Number of Passengers

180,709

7,504

2,308%

935,424

743,169

26%

Load Factor

68.9%

35.7%

33.2 ppt

63.6%

68.5%

-4.9 ppt

Available Seat KM (ASK´000,000)

785.1

47.7

1,547%

4,566.6

3,006.3

52%

Revenue Passenger KM (RPK´000,000)

541.2

17.0

3,082%

2,902.9

2,058.6

41%

Stage length (KM)

3,123

2,530

23%

3,123

2,777

12%

On-Time-Performance (Arrivals)

84.0%

93.0%

-9.0 ppt

85.0%

85.0%

0.0 ppt

DOMESTIC FLIGHTS

OCT 21

OCT 20

CHG (%)

YTD 21

YTD 20

CHG (%)

Number of Passengers

25,248

6,749

274%

187,351

110,146

70%

Load Factor

74.5%

55.0%

19.4 ppt

69.5%

69.2%

0.3 ppt

Available Seat KM (ASK´000,000)

10.8

3.6

197%

80.9

46.7

73%

CHARTER AND CARGO FLIGHTS

OCT 21

OCT 20

CHG (%)

YTD 21

YTD 20

CHG (%)

Sold Block Hours - Charter

1,184

598

98%

11,330

12,734

-11%

Freight Tonne KM (FTK´000)

12,987

10,057

29%

115,926

93,512

24%



Contact information:

Investors: Iris Hulda Thorisdottir, Director Investor Relations. E-mail: iris@icelandairgroup.is
Media: Asdis Petursdottir, Director Communications. E-mail: asdis@icelandair.is



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